Gerring, Robert, Sgt

 
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 42, 432nd Field Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
42-Air
Service Years
1963 - 1969
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 1967-1967, T-28 Trojan
From Year
1967
To Year
1967
   
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 T-28 Trojan Details
 


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Operational history

In the COIN role, T-28s saw extensive service during the Vietnam War in VNAF hands, as well as the Secret War in Laos. They were also supplied to Congo by the CIA to support Moise Tshombe's regime. France used locally remanufactured T-28s in close-support and patrol roles in Algeria. In the Philippines, T-28s, known locally as "Tora-toras", figured prominently in a series of coup de etats in the 1980s and were employed as dive bombers by rebel military forces. The T-28 Trojan was the first US attack fixed wing aircraft (non-transport type) lost in SOUTH Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Capt. Robert L. Simpson, USAF, Detachment 2A, lst Air Commando Group, and Lt. Hoa, SVNAF, were shot down by ground fire on 28 August 1962 while flying Close Air Support (CAS). Neither crewman survived. The USAF lost 23 T-28s to all causes during the war, with the last two losses occurring in 1968. [2]

General characteristics

* Crew: Two
* Length: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
* Wingspan: 40 ft 1 in (12.22 m)
* Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
* Wing area: 268 ft� (24.9 m�)
* Empty weight: 6,424 lb (2,914 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 8,500 lb (3,856 kg)
* Powerplant: 1� Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone radial engine, 1,425 hp (1,063 kW)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 343 mph (552 km/h)
* Service ceiling 35,500 ft (10,820 m)



   
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  • Boast, Keith, TSgt, (1963-1972)
  • Butts, James, SSgt, (1950-1954)
  • Carr, Jeffrey, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Corley, Roy, Sgt, (1967-1971)
  • Dye, Randle, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Eckert, Edwin, TSgt, (1953-1973)
  • Fogarty, Robert, Sgt, (1961-1969)
  • Fowler, Charles, A1C, (1963-1967)
  • Fox, Don, CMSgt, (1963-1993)
  • George, Jim, SMSgt, (1967-2006)
  • Grajek, Jeremy, CMSgt, (1963-1989)
  • Griffin, Roy, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Gupton, Ron, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Harden, Michael, Sgt, (1965-1968)
  • Harris, Daniel, SSgt, (1964-1969)
  • Herberth, Steve, MSgt, (1964-1989)
  • Hilton, James, Sgt, (1964-1968)
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  • Jernigan, Gerald, A1C, (1964-1968)
  • Kangas, Gerald, SSgt, (1967-1970)
  • Lindstrom, Kenneth, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Lynne, Paul, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Mayberry, Lester, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Mietzner, Wayne, MSgt, (1966-1988)
  • Moeller, Ronald, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Moore, Richard, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Mulder, Donald, Sgt, (1965-1968)
  • Nelson, Jan, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • New, Bobby, 1stSgt, (1964-1986)
  • Nosker, Lawrence, TSgt, (1966-1996)
  • Parker, John, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Pearson, Michael, MSgt, (1966-1985)
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  • Ree, John F., Lt Col, (1943-1973)
  • Ritter, Robert, Capt, (1966-1973)
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  • Sandoval, Joe, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Vespucci, Michael, A1C, (1961-1968)
  • WOOLEY, JAMES, Sgt, (1965-1968)
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